(SNP 081) Robert Layman interviewed by Diane and Eugene Wilhelm - RESTRICTED
1 audio file (running time: 0:31:54) :
Date of Interview
Records part of an interview with Robert Layman, who lived in the Blue Ridge mountains near Nelson County, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, traditional farming methods, local Native American groups and the business of moonshine. The comments of Mr. Layman's niece, Hazel Louise Seaman, of Montebello, Va., are interspersed throughout the interview.
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Layman, Robert, Interviews; Seaman, Hazel Louise, 1905-1988, Interviews
Layman family; Seaman family
Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain life -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Rural poor – Virginia; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Land use -- Government policy -- United States; Distilling, Illicit – Virginia; Traditional farming -- Virginia – History; Indians of North America -- Virginia -- Nelson County – History.
Montebello (Va.) – History; Nelson County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Wilhelm, Diane Zior; Wilhelm, Eugene J., Jr.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
SdArch no. SNP-81, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, SdArch SNP, (SC# 4030), Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.